All eyes on Migne as Frenchman set to name Stars AFCON squad


All eyes on Migne as Frenchman set to name Stars AFCON squad
Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne (C) instructs Whyvonne Isuza (L) and David Owino during team's morning training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) on February 19, 2019. .Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Harambee Stars head coach Sébastien Migné will on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, name the squads for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, which Kenya will be taking part in for the first time in 15 years.
  • Migne will also name the squad for the Africa Nations Championships Qualifier against Burundi, set to be played in August 2019.

Harambee Stars head coach Sébastien Migné will on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, name the squads for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, which Kenya will be taking part in for the first time in 15 years.

Migne will also name the squad for the Africa Nations Championships Qualifier against Burundi, set to be played in August 2019.

The unveiling, set for 10am Tuesday at FKF House, Goal Project comes amid preparations for the team’s three-week camp in France, a precursor to Stars’ AFCON show.

The team is scheduled to jet out to Paris, on May 31, 2019, and has already been booked at the French Rugby Federation, Marcoussis Cedex where they will hold a 19-day residential camp before flying out to Cairo Egypt, on June 19, 2019, in time for the continental showpiece.

Football Kenya Federation has also secured two friendly matches in France, against Madagascar on June 7, and the Gambia a week later, on June 15, 2019.

Harambee Stars custodian Patrick Matasi celebrates Eric Johanna's goal against Ethiopia during their AFCON 2019 qualifier match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on October 14, 2018. Kenya won 3-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha
Harambee Stars custodian Patrick Matasi celebrates Eric Johanna’s goal against Ethiopia during their AFCON 2019 qualifier match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya on October 14, 2018. Kenya won 3-0. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

Kenya will play her Group C matches at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo. The first match will see Stars face Algeria on June 23. Tanzania will be up next on June 27, before Harambee Stars wind it up with a match against Senegal on July 1, 2019.

The Africa Nations Championships qualifier against Burundi, meanwhile, is set to be played in August 2019. The winner of the tie on aggregate will face off with either of Tanzania or Sudan in the second and final qualifying round of the tournament, set to be held in Ethiopia in January 2020.

Kenya will be looking to make a maiden appearance at the 16-team tourney reserved exclusively for players actively featuring in their respective national championships.

Courtesy FKF 

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